|Date: ||Mon, 14 Aug 2000 14:23:11 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Dot and Wayne Freeman <dotandwaynefreeman@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Dot and Wayne Freeman <dotandwaynefreeman@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>|
|Subject: ||GA BBA Wrap Up|
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Just finished putting together my year 2000 reports for the GA BBA. This
presented the opportunity to review my data which covered years
1995-2000. Here are some of the highlights from my six quads in the
northeast mountains. Localities of interest include Blairsville, Ivy Log
Gap Rd., Hiawassee, Brasstown Bald, Vogel State Park, Blood Mountain,
and almost half of the GA Appalachian Trail (approximately 37 miles from
Woody Gap to a point just shy of Unicoi Gap).
Northern Bobwhite - seen or heard in all six quads but confirmed
breeding in only one.
Ruffed Grouse and Wild Turkey - seen or heard in five quads, confirmed
breeding in two.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - seen in all six quads but no nests found.
Blue-headed Vireo - seen or heard in all six quads, nests found in two.
Warblers seen or heard in all six quads:
Chestnut-sided - confirmed breeding in three.
Yellow -throated - comfirmed in two.
Black-and-white, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat - confirmed in 1
Yellow-breasted Chat - no nests found.
Orchard Oriole - seen or heard in three quads, confirmed in two.
My birding friends and I found nests or other evidence of confirmed
breeding of the following species of special interest to me:
Broad-winged Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, House Wren, Cedar Waxwing,
Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian and Canada
Warblers, Louisianna Waterthrush and Common Yellowthroat.
I think the very best species was Cerulean Warbler which was seen and
heard singing on Ivy Log Gap Rd. for the past four breeding seasons.
Hope you had as much pleasure working on the GA BBA as I did.
Dot Freeman, Blairsville